Mark Billingham's Thorne series of detective novels have always been a joy to read. They are well written, colourful and darkly humourous, giving the reader an insight into the more squalid depths of man's existence. Possibly.
Anyway, I am always keen to read any of the new Thorne novels, this one being no exception.
However, I found this particular book to be lacking in the humour we have come to accept, there are very few 'funny' bits, and the style, although obviously Billingham, I found to be a bit more morbid than usual,a lot less upbeat. I just wonder if the author lost the thread a bit, writing a 'non-Thorne' book, Rush of Blood, after his previous Thorne book.
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